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Caribbean Life News – New York- week ending 22 September 2017

Guyana’s prez calls for peace at the 72nd United Nations

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

President Granger at the UN

In his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, David A. Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, called for peace in the world.

The head of state told the General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017, that ‘striving for peace’ has been the principal purpose and preoccupation of this organization throughout its existence. “A good life for the world’s peoples and the sustainable use of the planet’s recourses are predicated on peace with justice, including justice within and between nations,” he stated, adding, “The world is weary of war.”

The Caribbean to get its own hub in Brooklyn

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN

Visiting the Caribbean is about to get a lot easier. Continue reading

German Elections Sunday, 24 September 2017 – Merkelism vs. Trumpism

Merkelism vs. Trumpism

Jochen Bittner | The New York Times

Angela Merkel

HAMBURG, Germany — When I suggested in a 2015 article for this paper that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany might become the leader of the free world, I knew it was a pretty far-fetched idea. After all, despite her leading role in the euro and refugee crises, she didn’t actually seem to want the job.

Today, I’m less sure. She might actually have the talent — and the ambition.

When Ms. Merkel starts her fourth term after Germany’s election this Sunday — and she will, barring polling errors exponentially worse than those around the Brexit vote and the American presidential race last year — she will do so in a world significantly different from the one she faced after her last re-election, in 2013.     Continue reading

Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the USA – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally

Dr. Riyad Insanally assumed the post on September 1, 2016, as Guyana’s Eighth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and Fourth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

He sees his mission as working to enhance Guyana’s bilateral relations with the US and raising Guyana’s profile as a responsible member of the hemispheric community, as well as helping to build bridges across the Guyanese-American Diaspora.    Continue reading

Canada: Quebec’s systemic discrimination and racism hearings should be open – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Testimony has a greater impact if one can see and hear the person testifying. The hearings are an opportunity to heighten public awareness.

The Quebec inquiry on systemic discrimination and racism has yet to begin hearings, but what’s already apparent is that the Couillard government does not want the exercise to be transparent.

Quebec Province. Canada

When the consultation was announced in July, all Quebecers were urged to participate, with the hearings being touted as an occasion to find tangible and permanent solutions to the issues at hand. Now we learn that Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil and the Quebec Human Rights Commission have indicated that local consultations will be held behind closed doors, hidden from the eyes of the media and the citizenry, away from the public setting that was expected by the public.   Continue reading

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad – BBC Report

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad              

  • Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

    Image captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump are trading insults after the US president’s UN speech

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.

In an unprecedented personal statement, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for a UN speech where he threatened to “totally destroy” the North if the US was forced to defend itself.

Mr Trump responded that the “madman… will be tested like never before”.

The two countries have engaged in ever more heated rhetoric in recent months.

Mr Kim ended his statement by saying he would “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire”.        Continue reading

Trump Has Filled, Not Drained, The Swamp – Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic

Trump Has Filled, Not Drained, The Swamp

The president has made a mockery of a promise at the core of his campaign. It is time for the #MAGA media to tell his supporters the truth.

Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic

There is no campaign promise that Donald Trump has failed to honor more flagrantly than his oft repeated pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He has violated the letter of his promise and trampled all over its spirit. His supporters ought to be furious. But few perceive the scale of his betrayal or its brazenness.

Forget the Russia investigation. Even if no wrongdoing is proved on that matter, the Trump Administration’s behavior would still be epically swampy. A list of examples is clarifying:    Continue reading

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News- NY

oil rigs and production

United States oil giant ExxonMobil and Guyanese authorities this week started two days of talks to determine whether it is feasible to run a 100-mile plus undersea pipeline bringing natural gas from its offshore wells to generate power for the Guyana Power and Light Corporation, the main state utility.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Brasington said Exxon has flown in a special team of specialists from headquarters in Texas to crunch numbers with officials in the country which is anxious to reduce dependency on fossil fuels for power generation.   Continue reading

Toronto: Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy – September 27, 2017

Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement
Strategy – September 27, 2017  – Toronto. Canada.

 

 

 

 

The Consulate General of Guyana in Toronto wishes to hereby invite you to a Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy on Wednesday 27 September 2017. The event will be held in the Winter Room of the Centennial College Event Centre, located at 937 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON., M1G 3T8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is currently working to finalise Guyana’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy, which is aimed primarily at developing a sustainable and enhanced relationship between the Government of Guyana and the Diaspora.     Continue reading

The Best Poems About Aging – from Shakespeare to present  

The Best Poems About Aging

There will come a point in our life where we all grow old. Approaching one’s winter years is a topic most poets are drawn to. Below are six of the finest poems about agingfrom Shakespeare to the current century.
 
beautiful aging poems

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 

That time of year thou may’st in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
As after sunset fadeth in the west,      Continue reading

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends

The Diaspora Times – August-September, 2017 Issue is available at link below.

To read a specific Article, please click on the name in the Table of Contents.

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Desmond Roberts
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Diaspora Times
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